Newtown Medical Centre operates a policy of accepting prescription request forms by written request only. This policy is strictly adhered to and our admin staff members are not permitted to accept verbal requests for medication at any time. This policy is in place to:
- Ensure maximum patient safety;
- Ensure that patients are aware of the medications they are requesting;
- Reduce the risk of prescribing of unnecessary medications;
- Ensure accurate records of patient medication requests are retained;
- Minimise human error.